A former crime lab analyst in Ripon who is the subject of an investigation dealing with the tampering of narcotic evidence, was arrested Thursday by state drug agents authorized by the Department of Justice.
September 10, 2010|
While investigating a possible methamphetamine lab and water theft, narcotics agents discovered a marijuana grow operation in Atwater that was one of the largest busts of the year, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
September 03, 2010|
A former San Jose reserve police officer has been charged with murder in the death of her mother in Los Banos.Denise Lai, 47, is accused of strangling her mother to death on Aug. 2. The body of Carolyn Ninomiya, 65, was found inside her home in a gated retirement community in Los Banos on Aug. 3.Lai was found the same day in a Los Banos parking lot with self-inflicted stab wounds.According to the Los Banos Police Department, Lai admitted to killing her mother before trying to kill herself.Lai was a volunteer reserve officer for 15 years ...
Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting in Westley that resulted in the death of a Newman man.The deceased was identified as 21-year-old Anthony Bueno.The sheriff's department has released little information about the circumstances surrounding the killing.The shooting was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the sheriff's department received several calls of shots fired in the intersection of Livingston Circle and Grischott Way in Westley.When deputies arrived they found Bueno with a gunshot wound, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Andrew Winter. Emergency aid was administered to Bueno, but he was pronounced ...